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Big Fish

After years of hearing about the big fish that swallowed his father's wedding ring, along with other epics involving a giant, a circus ringleader, and Chinese conjoined twin singers, Edward's son William (Billy Crudup) simply couldn't bear hearing one more yarn--especially at his wedding reception. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 125
Theater Release: 09 Jan 2004
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MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Big Fish is rated PG-13: for fight scenes, some images of nudity and a suggestive reference

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Jessica Lange

Detailed Review

Being a big fish--even in a small pond--takes a great deal of effort. For Edward Bloom (Ewan McGregor/Albert Finney), every incident in his life has been carefully cultivated and… 
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Why was William embarrassed by his father’s stories, while others found them charming or… 
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